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Step One: Attend a Free Weight Loss Seminar

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To help you understand what to expect at every point in the weight-loss surgery process, the caring bariatric team at MountainView Medical Group Wellness and Weight Loss Center offers in-person seminars, as well as an online seminar option for you to view at your convenience. Through each option, you can learn more about procedure options, typical results, and the lifestyle changes that will help ensure lasting weight loss.

At our in-person seminars, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and receive immediate feedback from members of our team. This is often an ideal time to bring a family member or a friend who may have some questions or concerns of their own. You also will hear from the surgeons who've helped so many take the first step. You also can schedule your first in-office consultation during the seminar.

If you’d rather learn about your options from the comfort of your own home, register for an online weight loss seminar. The information covered is the same content as the in-person seminar. After you’ve completed an online seminar, our office staff will contact you to discuss next steps.

Step Two: Request a Consultation Appointment

The next step in the process is a consultation with a surgeon. This is where you and your doctor will evaluate your condition, identify options and set next steps. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking special precautions to keep our offices and other care environments safe for every patient. Learn more about the steps we are taking.

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Step Three: Follow a Pre-Surgical Plan

If surgery is indicated, a pre-surgical plan will be developed especially for you. Implementing the pre-surgical plan may take several months, especially if you’re using an insurance coverage option that requires the completion of certain steps prior to surgery. We can assist you with collecting information needed to verify completion of each step in this process.

Step Four: Education

Education is an important part of preparing for weight loss surgery. After your initial consult, you will work with our wellness team to prepare for surgery. Our educational program provides classes on nutrition and exercise, recommendations for preparing for surgery and post-operative resources for continued support. We are committed to providing you with the tools and information you need to make and maintain profound changes for lifelong health. Our hands-on team is dedicated to encourage and empower you throughout every step of your journey.

Step Five: Surgery

The length of your hospital stay and recovery time needed will depend on the procedure performed. Surgery usually takes about two hours for the average patient, but some procedures may take longer. For most people, the average post-surgical hospital stay is two days. Most patients can go back to work within two weeks of surgery, but your specific recovery time length will be determined by your surgeon. In some cases, additional restrictions may apply.

Step Six: Follow-Up Care

In the early days after surgery, our team will work closely with you and your primary care physician to help keep your physical recovery on track. In addition, you will have frequent visits with a registered dietitian and our exercise physiologist to help you safely manage your weight loss. Our support groups offer ongoing encouragement and education from other bariatric surgery patients as well as professional staff.

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